Japan is an amazing country and rightfully so on many people’s bucket list. Many people limit their travels to the major cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto but if you want to truly experience a more authentic Japan you need to visit regional Japan. We travelled to the Akita prefecture and regional Ugo town.
In this snowy regional Japanese town, we lived a truly authentic Japanese lifestyle and had many traditional Japanese experiences. We learnt how to make Soba noodles from a Soba noodle master, we danced the famous Bon Odori dance, had Japanese language classes at a Japanese primary school, lived the temple life with meditation, calligraphy and tea ceremonies, and learnt how to make mochi and tempura from scratch. Join us for the ultimate Japanese cultural experience! It’s all here in our latest episode of Japanoizy, our original travel video series exploring the best of Japan.